A couple of weeks ago myself and Angharad ventured to Denmark for Copenhagen Fashion Week eg. my favourite time of the year. It's one of my favourite cities to visit and easily my favourite fashion week, everybody is ridiculously lovely and the city as such a calming feel to it; we always come away feeling refreshed and as if we've been at a health farm for a week even though we've been working 12 hour days!
This season we had an evening flight home on the Saturday so we had nearly a whole day to explore the city so I thought I'd share a few of my favourite places with you. Now, I'll be honest, this is not a cultured guide full of architecture, art and historical delights. It's dedicated to shopping and food, exactly what we needed after a few days packed full of fashion shows and writing!
I wore my 2ND Day coat, Oasis culottes, Zara jumper, Saucony trainers and Aspinal of London tote bag. This was pretty much my uniform for the whole trip!
We made the most of the day before our flight, got up early and walked across the city to find the Ganni Outlet just as its doors were opening. We'd be talking about visiting the outlet for weeks (maybe even months...) before we headed over, it's one of my favourite shows as CFW so the prospect of adding a few pieces to my wardrobe was a little too exciting. The store was beautiful, a sublime box of polished concrete and unvarnished wood with an edit of the collection dotted around the walls. Angharad picked up a few pieces including an incredible dress and I treated myself to a wool scarf in a dark aquamarine shade. It's definitely worth a visit!
You can find the store here Overgaden Oven Vandet 40, 1415 København K, Denmark. Go, now.
Then it was time to head to another store we'd be chatting about for ages, the rather incredible HAY. Filled with beautifully designed trinkets and mini home delights alongside cushions, soft furnishings and furniture that I have been dreaming about ever since. This store is worth paying for the extra luggage on the flight home.
You can see a few bits of stationery I picked up from HAY here, you'll love them! You can find the store at Dänemark, Østergade 61, 1100 København K, Denmark.
By this point in the day, you'll almost definitely be in need of lunch. One of my favourite places for a quick lunch is Atelier September, they do the best avocado on rye bread covered in chives, chilli and olive oil. It's an absolute haven for bloggers as everything in there looks like it's been made for Instagram. The avocado is the most perfectly sliced thing of all time, just look at the photo above. Sublime. It also has a great little home shop at the back.
The address is Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark, and it's right next to where a lot of cute little boutiques and the more upmarket stores are, they are definitely worth a visit. My favourites around there are Vagabond (all of the shoes) and Ganni (not outlet).
Oh COS, I have so much love for you it's unreal. COS is great in the UK, but in Copenhagen it's GREAT. Even though I've been assured that it's the same collection, the pieces in the Copenhagen store feels a million times better. The sale was unreal as well, I picked up quite a few pieces and thanks to the exchange rate, I ended up getting everything for under £80. Dream.
You can find it at Østergade 33, 1100 Copenhagen K, Denmark (right near HAY).
After a day of shopping, a little glass of prosecco and some good food is in order. We stumbled across the newly opened FedteGreven bistro, hidden away off the main street. We took one look at the menu outside and the beautifully decorated interior and decided it was for us.
As they hadn't been open long they only had a Danish version of the menu so the waiter took us through each dish, translating and recommending different dishes. We settled on a glass of rose prosecco each and a handful of small dishes so we could have a taste of everything, we went for the steak tartare, fried chicken, meatballs and fries. The food was incredible. Like, entirely incredible. And what was even better was that the chef took a bit of a shine to us (or more likely Angharad) and treated us to a fois grois-eo (a fried bread oreo style sandwich with foie grois in the middle, amazing) for a starter and a smashed pancake drizzled in chocolate and orange oil for dessert.
The address is Store Regnegade 26, 1110 København, Denmark. Seriously, get on a flight and go now.
I'm itching to go back already, time to head to Skyscanner...